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What Can A Startup Lawyer Help You With?

A business startup attorney is crucial when establishing a new enterprise. All businesses are required to comply with government regulations, so a lawyer can be an invaluable resource when it comes to drafting legally-valid agreements, resolving disputes involving ownership and confidentiality, and ensuring tax compliance.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Startup Lawyer In The U.S.?

Small business startup lawyers typically start at $150 to $325 an hour. This can vary depending on a few factors, including the scale of your business and the location that it’s operating within.

How To Find The Best Startup Lawyer

To find the best startup attorney, look for lawyers who specialize in business law. Consider things like the amount of experience they have in dealing with startups, their location and accessibility, their means of communication, what services their fees cover, and their overall pricing.

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FAQs About Startup Lawyers

What Questions Should I Ask A Startup Lawyer?

Some key questions that you should be asking business startup attorneys when considering working with them include:

  • What companies have you worked with in the past?
  • Do you charge a flat fee or an hourly rate?
  • What is the scope of your services?
  • Do you do online appointments?

Why Do Startups Need Lawyers?

Startups can be pretty high-maintenance, and every misstep could cause significant financial loss, with legal repercussions. A startup attorney can provide sound legal advice and guide you through set-up to ensure compliance and prevent liability.

How Much Do Startups Spend On Legal Services?

The amount that startups spend on legal services depends on the size of the law firm they’re working with. The larger the law firm, the more you can expect to pay (due to the greater amount of overhead). Some startups spend upwards of $1,500, with larger companies spending tens of thousands of dollars to cover for legal fees.

Seth W.

Seth Wiener

1184 reviews
As an experienced trial lawyer and litigator, Seth Wiener has resolved numerous federal and state litigations. His cases have included everything from family law to bankruptcy to fraud and more. Before Seth formed his own firm, the Law Office of Seth W. Wiener, he worked for several prominent law offices where he gained a great deal of experience.
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Geoffrey A.

Geoffrey Amend

787 reviews
Geoffrey Amend has over 21 years of experience as a business attorney. He is licensed to practice law in Kansas. Geoffrey has represented numerous corporate clients, including JungleBee, MomoCentral and APIMATIC. He started his own legal firm in 2013 and was the general counsel at Chelsea Partner before starting his own firm. Geoffrey graduated with a J.D. in law from the Washburn University School of Law in 1995.
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Steven S.

Steven Stark

539 reviews
For over 30 years, Steven Stark has offered counsel to non-profit organizations and private companies. He has a passion for helping small businesses in particular since he himself started several businesses of his own in New York and Florida. He understands the importance of small businesses having a reliable attorney to advise them about legal matters from their inception.
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Sue D.

Sue Dunbar

267 reviews
Go with Sue Dunbar if you want a big law firm experience with a small law firm cost. Sue's experience working at Robins Kaplan LLP and serving as special counsel to Senator Joseph Dunn has landed her big-name clients like BestBuy, Time Warner Cable, and Yahoo!. Currently, Ms. Dunbar specializes in knowledge about confidentiality and privacy laws regarding sensitive trade secrets.
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Mario N.

Mario Naim

214 reviews
Mario's firm focuses on serving growth companies throughout the venture capital life cycle from startups to public companies. The firm provides services related to business law, specifically corporate, securities, business combinations and commercial transactions. He has also helped foreign clients in the acquisitions of businesses in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and South America.
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Richard G.

Richard Gora

200 reviews
Looking for an attorney with experience? Richard Gora is the exact attorney you want. Having defended over 100 cases both in state and federal courts and working with clients from around the globe, Richard has an array of different experiences. His services are wide-ranging and include business litigation, securities litigations, employment litigation, and business counsel. Prior to founding Gora LLC, he worked for Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP for eight years.
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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

285 reviews
Representing notable clients like Tesla and the City of Los Angeles, Josh Garber excels at helping clients with employment and labor laws. Many of his past clients have had great success using Josh for employment agreements and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) hearings. With his practical advice, he has even helped clients avoid going to court.
Mary H.

Mary Hodges

240 reviews
Employment is a big part of any business, and Mary Hodges understands that many business owners may not know the legal details of the hiring or termination process. She works with business owners with a variety of needs: from working with independent contractors, to developing and implementing employment policies, non-disclosure agreements, and more. Ms. Hodges can also help with business formation, contracts, and operations.
Seth H.

Seth Heyman

186 reviews
Seth Heyman takes the saying, "the devil is in the details" to heart. As a corporate law attorney, he knows that being thorough and detail-oriented is extremely important in transactions and in every agreement. Mr. Heyman has over 20 years of experience with entity formation, advertising law, contracts, regulatory law, international law, and Internet law. He provides practical and cost-effective legal solutions.
Alejandro M.

Alejandro Maher

177 reviews
Alejandro Maher’s firm specializes in domestic and international corporate transactions, commercial litigation, and arbitration. He has represented individual investors, entrepreneurs, and emerging-growth companies in matters of public and private offerings of equity, M&A, and real estate financing. Currently, Alejandro has over 50 domestic and international clients.
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